BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.
School reopening plan. Summer books.
BCSTA president Stephanie Higginson discusses the BC government's plans to fully reopen schools for in-person learning on September 7. Hilary Atleo of Iron Dog Books gives her recommendations for your summer reading list.
Racism in policing. The US/Canada border.
As the Union of BC Indian Chiefs announces it's applying to intervene in a BC Human Rights Tribunal case against the Vancouver Police Department over an incident of alleged racial profiling -- where a Heiltsuk man and his granddaughter were handcuffed and detained after attempting to open a bank account -- UBCIC lawyer Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond discusses the broader issue of system racism in policing. SFU research fellow Julianne Piper discusses the potential reopening of the US/Canada border in the weeks and months ahead.
Reopening of performing arts. Stanley Cup riot 10-year anniversary.
Musicians Tarun Nayar and Dawn Pemberton discuss the gradual return of live music and other performing arts as BC's second phase of COVID-19 reopening begins. CBC reporter Belle Puri discusses the 10th anniversary of the 2011 riot in downtown Vancouver after the Canucks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup finals.
B.C. moves to Step 2 of restart plan; provincial travel restrictions lifted
The government of B.C. announced that on June 15, the province will move to Step 2 of the restart plan, which brings the return of certain indoor activities and expanding outdoor gatherings. In our second half, we hear from the tourism industry as well as Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Melanie Marks, about the lifting of provincial travel restrictions.
Rethinking Canada Day. Master gardener Brian Minter.
After Victoria city council votes to postpone and rethink its planned Canada Day event, Huu-ay-aht councillor John Jack and Coalition Against Bigotry chair Imtiaz Popat discuss ways to rethink Canada Day in light of ongoing discussions of racism, colonialism and reconciliation. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.
Restaurant patios. BC's Representative for Children and Youth.
Vancouver city councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung, Downtown Kamloops executive director Carl DeSantis and accessibility consultant Amy Amantea discuss the future of "temporary" patio programs for restaurants in BC cities and whether they should be made permanent. Jennifer Charlesworth, BC's Representative for Children and Youth, discusses the failings of BC's child welfare system, as outlined in her new report.
An excellent radio call-in show with guest that features important issues affecting BC.
Too long for today’s lifestyle
The topics are good and the discussions interesting, at least for the first 15 mins.. after that I tune out and go to another podcast.
With a lot of choices in podcasts and limited time in life in general an hour long conversation is way too long ..